Bayou Beans and Rice

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  • 2 cups red beans
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoons seasoning salt
  • Bay leaf
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Cayenne pepper, to taste
  • Ham hocks
  • Cooked rice
  • Smoked sausage, optional


  1. Wash beans, soak overnight and drain.
  2. Cover beans and all ingredients with cold water. Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer until done.
  3. Serve over rice.

Yield: 6 servings

Large link smoked sausage, added at the last 30 minutes gives delicious seasoning and makes a complete meal with hot fluffy rice and a tossed salad.